Long pending post. My key takeaway from Eckhart Tolle's New Earth are listed here for your consumption/consideration. Happiness and peace of mind comes with the adoption of three principles/attitudes in life.....and maybe more so when one comes across situations completely outside of one's control. (Examples have been suggested by me....and are not from the book)
- Non Attachment (Reaction to any situation translates to "This too will pass!" e.g: Death? )
- Non Resistance (Reaction to any event translates to "Is that so?" e.g: Stock Market crashes?)
- Non Judgement (Reaction to any judgemental comments translates to "Maybe!" e.g: Gossip?)
Afterthought: It's obviously useful to be emotionally detached and yet contribute in whatever way one can.....it's highly sensible to not get judgemental about people or things and lead life in a simple and joyous manner......and, finally, it's quite reasonable to not resist global movements outside of one's control but important to take action to resolve challenges at the micro level! Eh?